The forthcoming Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan was discussed today in the Council of the Republic. The event will take place in Minsk in late July - early August within the framework of the Uzbekistan President’s visit to Belarus. The forum will highlight the cooperation of regions as a key factor of interstate relations. It will focus on industrial cooperation and trade, cooperation in the food industry and agriculture, interparliamentary and humanitarian ties. The forum is meant to create a good foundation for further cooperation.